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World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2016

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends is an annual OCHA publication, which highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their underlying causes and drivers, and the actors that participate in crises prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the report uses infographics to display trend analyses that show how the humanitarian landscape is evolving and how the humanitarian system can be more effective in a rapidly changing world. Data used in the report comes from a variety of sources and partners. The report is structured in three main sections: 'the year in review', which provides an overview of the humanitarian landscape in terms of funding, capacity, crises and appeals, a ‘regional perspectives’ section and ‘trends, challenges and opportunities’, which provides case studies on issues that impact humanitarian operations. The report is anchored in the Agenda for Humanity, launched at the World Humanitarian Summit held in May 2016. Highlights for 2016 include a new case studies on the development profile of people in humanitarian need, the protection of healthcare in emergencies, gender-based violence, disability in humanitarian action and financing local actors. The report aims to provide a "one-stop" shop for policy makers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners to have an evidence-base and advocacy tools for humanitarian assistance. This report is one part of OCHA's efforts to improve data and analysis on humanitarian situations worldwide.

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Conflict in 2015 - Overall numbers of refugees, IDPs and asylum seekers; number of political conflicts; urban violence

Forty-three extremely violent political conflicts took place in 2015, marking a decrease of three compared with 2014. The total number of political conflicts decreased by 15 to 409. The number of refugees and people forcibly displaced by violence or conflict increased by 5.8 million to reach a staggering 65.3 million people worldwide. Compared to the global population (7.4 billion people), one in every 113 people is an asylum-seeker, internally displaced person (IDP) or refugee.

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